Chocolate-malt meringues

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  • Serves 18 people

  • 100 gm eggwhites (about 3 eggs)
  • 100 gm caster sugar
  • 100 gm pure icing sugar
  • 15 gm malt powder
  • 20 gm Dutch-process cocoa
  • 150 gm milk chocolate, finely chopped
01   Using an electric mixer, whisk eggwhites until soft peaks form then, with motor running, add caster sugar in a thin steady stream and continue whisking until stiff peaks form and mixture is thick and glossy. Using a metal spoon, fold in icing sugar, malt powder and cocoa, then transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a 1cm-diameter plain tube.
02   Preheat oven to 100C. Pipe thin 8cm diameter rounds of meringue mixture onto baking paper-lined oven tray and bake for 2 hours or until crisp but not coloured, turn off oven and cool completely.
03   Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, dip edges of meringues in chocolate, shake to remove excess, then place on baking paper-lined oven trays and refrigerate. Meringues will keep for 3-4 days stored between layers of baking paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES

Photography:

WILLIAM MEPPEM

Styling:

EMMA KNOWLES

FEATURED IN

Apr 2007

Apr 2007

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